In 1795 John Morront becomes 1st black missionary to work with Indians is ordained as a methodist misinister in London,England
In 1891 Delaware State University founded
In 1916 Horror in Waco, Texas took place.
In 1918 In a World War I incident that will later be known as “The Battle of Henry Johnson,” the African American attacks advancing Germans, frees sentry Needham Roberts, and forces the retreat of the enemy troops. Johnson and Roberts will be awarded the Croix de Guerre, France’s highest military award. They are the first Americans ever to win the award.
In 1923 The Chip Woman’s Fortune by Willis Richardson, the first dramatic work by an African American playwright to be mounted on Broadway, opens at the Frazee Theatre on Broadway
In 1942 The 93rd Infantry is activated at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. It is the first African American division formed during World War II and is assigned to combat duty in the South Pacific.
In 1946 Camilla Williams appears in the title role of Madame Butterfly with the New York City Opera. She is the first African American female concert singer to sign a contract with a major American opera company.
In 1957 Andre Marie Mbida becomes Premiere of Cameroon
In 2002 President George W. Bush signed the No FEAR Act. The Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR ACT), was the first civil rights law of the 21st century. No FEAR, among other things, requires agencies to make employees aware of discrimination and whistle blower protection laws. This provision is the result of the tireless work of Marsha Coleman-Adebayo.
In 2002 The last of the Terrorist who bombed a church in Alabama killing four Black children was finally convicted only after enjoying a career, children and possibly grandchildren some 39 years later.